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RONDOUT CREEK (KINGSTON) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: KINGSTON POINT / HUDSON RIVER
Nearest City: KINGSTON
County: ULSTER
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1838


Rondout Creek (Kingston) Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1997
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1915
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER W/WOOD PILES
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: YELLOW BRICK W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 48
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1915
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1837
  • Description: WOODEN STRUCTURE
  • Fate/Disposition: DEMOLISHED
  • 2. Construction Date: 1867
  • Description: COMBINATION STONE TOWER & KEEPERS QUARTERS
  • Fate/Disposition: TORN DOWN
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN (REMOVED ) / ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1915
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: EARLY 20TH CENTURY
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: 2 CISTERNS IN BASEMENT

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: CITY OF KINGSTON / HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM (http://www.ulster.net/%7Ehrmm)

Open to the Public?
YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79001640
Name of Listing: KINGSTON/RONDOUT 2 LIGHTHOUSE (HUDSON RIVER LIGHTHOUSE TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
EARLIER TOWER TORN DOWN IN 1950S; TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY OF KINGSTON IN 2002 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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